Henry Heerschap  

Roadside Waterfall by Henry Heerschap

March 2020 - Roadside Waterfall

March 2020 - Henry Heerschap


About the Image(s)

We were driving along the North Cascades Highway in NW Washington State
last month looking for eagles. No luck with the birds, but we did come
across some lovely little waterfalls alongside the highway. The sun had
come out and was creating little pools of light along the way. As we
came up over a rise, we saw this particular scene and knew we needed to
stop and work the scene. After dozens of different angles and distances,
I decided this was the closest to what I was seeing and feeling. What
little color there was in the scene distracted from the subject, so I
went with a black and white conversion. I used Lightroom for cropping
and basic exposure adjustments. I brought it into Photoshop and cleaned
up bits and pieces before loading Silver Efex Pro as a filter and making
the conversion. I finally added a slight vignette and saved it. Shot
with a Sony A7 III with a 24-105 f/4 lens. 52mm f/14, 1.6 second shutter
speed, ISO 100. Shot on a tripod with a 3 stop ND filter.

3 comments posted

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 95)
What a magical place, Henry. I can see why you had to work it. Mono is definitely the right choice for toning. It's a bit dark for my tastes, but still a striking image. Main issue I have is the bare branches in the upper left corner, but I'm not sure how best to remedy that.   Posted: 03/10/2020 16:38:00

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
You captured beautiful lighting that makes this image look three dimensional. Your shutter speed created a range of textures that compliments the range of tones. And the straight lines of free-falling water contrast nicely with the jagged forms of the rocks. Lots to like in this photo.   Posted: 03/15/2020 16:02:15

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
A great shot. My only suggestion would be to consider lightening up some of the dark shadow areas as in my revision.   Posted: 03/16/2020 09:34:33
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